Recently, I’ve read an interesting news article that talks about the usage of feng shui on the Singpaore Flyer.
The Flyer has 28 cabins, each cabin can take only 28 passengers, each complete turn of the ferris wheel takes 28 minutes and the wheel is programmed to turn 28 times a day! The number 28 appears everywhere in the wheel’s operation. The reason for this is that “28” is an auspicious number in feng shui and it sounds like “easy to get rich” in chinese. Chinese also believe that after taking ride in the Flyer, their luck will change for the better.
Not only that, the authority board has changed the wheel’s rotation from an anti-clockwise direction to a clockwise direction – with views of eastern Singapore on the ascent and that of the financial centre on the descent. This is to signify bringing wealth from the east to the finanancial centre. Not only that, this also ensures that the best view, that of the skyline of Singapore, stays in the minds of the passengers.
After reading all these, don’t you feel like taking a ride in the Flyer? I know I do.